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The odds against drawing a red queen 2009-03-15
From tabyia:
7. The common deck of 52 cards has 26 black cards (13 spades and 13 clubs) and 26 red cards (13 hearts and 13 diamonds). Each suit consists of ace, king, queen, jack, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three and deuce. 13in all.

A single card is chosen at random. Find the odds against its being a red queen?

How many cards will I have to draw to be absolutely certain that I have drawn three black cards

Answered by Harley Weston.
8 Queens on a Chess Board 2000-06-06
From Patrick McGarrity:
In the classic puzzle where you put 8 Queens on a chess board and no queen can take any other queen, I was wondering if there was multiple solutions. Obviously there's the mirror and opposite images of the way I solved it, but I was wondering how many solutions there were, and if these solutions all followed a similar pattern?
Answered by Claude Tardif.



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